For some time now I have been aware that there is something in the woods behind my house that once in awhile makes strange sounds.
The leaves are off the trees now and the woods in the daytime are fairly transparent. Deer are easily seen on the hill behind my house. I live on a small lake at the end of a spur. I do have a few neighbors up the road from me but none next door.
At night everything changes dramatically. It is extremely dark as I do not use any security lights or leave outside lights on.
The small valley behind my home.
I am doing audio recording 24/7 with a Telinga parabolic microphone. The parabolic is mounted on a tripod and located on a covered patio which is covered by a roof and surrounded by three walls. Microphone cables go through a hole I created in my basement wall and then feed upstairs to my Sound Devices 722 recorder.
I live in a very quiet area. At night there is almost no vehicle traffic. The greatest problem I have getting good recordings is wind in the tops of the trees.
In the last month I recorded strange sound three different times.
I propose no explanation to the sources of the sounds only that I can verify that no one is wondering around in the woods behind my home at the late hours of the night. The rustling of leaves that is heard is my dog Belle running up closer to the house.
The 1st sound almost sounds like a low moan.
Recorded the 15th of November, 2011.
Click here to listen to sound clip: Voice 1
Waveform view and spectral view of Voice 1.
The 2nd sound sort of sounds like someone laughing.
Recorded the 17th of November, 2011.
Click here to listen to sound clip: Voice 2
Waveform view and spectral view of Voice 2.
The 3rd sound resembles voices similar to a GPS audio or a TV.
Recorded the 11th of December, 2011.
Click here to listen to sound clip: Voice 3
Waveform view and spectral view of Voice 3.
One could certainly wish to have better quality recordings but with the wind and distance it is not possible.